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Bechamel, Louis de

Born: 1630 AD
Died: 1703 AD, at 73 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Chef


1630 - Louis de Béchameil, marquis de Nointel was born is a French financier and gourmet.

         - White sauce acquired its name from him for he perfected an ancient type of sauce made from cream.

         - The sauce was dedicated to Béchameil to flatter him.

1670 - Béchameil bought the marquisat of Nointel and later became Louis XIV's headwaiter.

1698 - Béchameil will publish another document focusing on the fiscal system.

1703 - Louis de Béchameil died.





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